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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination


@icezeus wrote:

@Foxxee wrote:

 


@icezeus wrote:

@Foxxee wrote:

Methamphetamine is increasingly produced in Mexico and is transported over our border; which is against the law. 

 

Anyone have suggestions on how to stop it?  I have one, do you?


@Foxxee 

 

I do not know enough about this subject to agree or disagree with your statement. I will say that I believe that a great amount must be made in the U.S. since I cannot even purchase my over the counter allergy medicine that has the "D" for decongestant, without providing my drivers license, Because something in it is used to help make methamphetamine. 


@icezeus 

 

Yes, I'm in the same boat.  The price has also gone up, too.  What sold for around $6 is now $18 plus for generic.  I paid around $6.00 for 20 tablets of Drixorral years ago.  No longer sold in the U.S.  A few weeks after the new ruling, all those types of allergy meds went way up in price.  

 

While imeth is still being made in the U.S., it's more difficult getting the ingredients here.  The article said "increasingly" coming across the border. 

 

All drugs are increasingly coming into the country.  Fentenyl shipped from China.


@Foxxee 

I got sick of the whole routine. So what I do is that I purchase regular allergy meds from Costco 365 tabs of the Kirkland Brand of Benadryl which I take every night. I tend to get more congested in the spring time, so I always have a package of Claritan "D" available for when I feel the congestion coming. I will take it for a few days to clear up then return to my Benadryl.

 

The Kirkland brand is very reasonably priced. The other meds from the drug stores have drastically increased in price and you cannot even purchase a decent quantity.

 


@icezeus 

 

Thanks for the tip.  Will give it a try, but Benedryl puts me to sleep.  I like Zyrtec, so I'll use that plus have D on hand when needed.  Sounds good.  

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination

Fentanyl is getting here from China by way of Mexico.  

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination

@Foxxee 

 

I think  have seen a Zyrtec Costco kirkland brand as well.

 

Also, that's why I take the Benadryl at night before bed. LOL

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination

What a shame. Aren't most drugs legal in Colorado? The new meth is much stronger and lethal than the one that was around a few years ago. The taxpayers should not be deprived of using the library they are paying for due to knuckleheads using drugs there. 

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination


@lynnie61 wrote:

Very sad indeed, however, in a public place like a library, I expect a bathroom to be made available. (Not meaning during this incident, but long term)

 

Very sad hearing about drug use in so many public places.  


@lynnie61 

 

Maybe they need to leave them locked where you have to ask for the key. That could stop some of it? It has to be kids. I would think you could tell by looking at them which ones are high?

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination


@Foxxee wrote:

Methamphetamine is increasingly produced in Mexico and is transported over our border; which is against the law. 

 

Anyone have suggestions on how to stop it?  I have one, do you?


@Foxxee 

 

I don't have any suggestions on how to stop it. 

What's your suggestion. I don't think there is anything that keep the stuff from coming over the Border? If they can't get across they just go over or under?

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination


@just bee wrote:

It's not just libraries.  It's any building with a bathroom that's open to the public.

 

The Security officers at the hospital where I work are constantly pulling patients out of the bathrooms for smoking meth and fentanyl.

 

 


@just bee 

 

That's pretty bad in hospitals? Now I know I don't want a room in the hospital for a stay. Who knew this was happening in hospitals?

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination


@Nightowlz wrote:

@just bee wrote:

It's not just libraries.  It's any building with a bathroom that's open to the public.

 

The Security officers at the hospital where I work are constantly pulling patients out of the bathrooms for smoking meth and fentanyl.

 

 


@just bee 

 

That's pretty bad in hospitals? Now I know I don't want a room in the hospital for a stay. Who knew this was happening in hospitals?


@Nightowlz 

 

It's rampant in our emergency rooms.  I'd like to think that isn't the case in the rest of the hospital.

 

But considering the way things are going...

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination

My bff is a librarian. A lot of homeless hang out in the library during the day. Especially when it's freezing cold or broiling hot. This is not new. She was used to having to report syringes and rubber tubing. Now it's a different drug. 

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Re: Colorado Library Shuts Down Due to Meth Contamination

All illicit drugs that are used in the U.S. come from some other country.  This has always been true.  First with Heroin coming from Asia during the Viet Nam War, Now with synthetic fentanyl coming in from all over.  

 

The thing about Fentanyl is that if big pharma didn't create it, there would be no synthetic one.  Fentanyl is today's drug problem.  





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